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While it's no surprise that we've been fawning over Lanvin, Miu Miu, and Balmain ads in the pages of all the September issues, we were shocked to find a few more mass contenders that made us take a nice, long double-take. Your everyday mall brands have hired the most recognizable faces in fashion and Hollywood, interpreted the runway trends we've been obsessing, but—most importantly—seriously stepped up their styling game for fall '11. Talbots, Express, even Clarks? Yep, they've all made the list, as well as several others you'll definitely want to check out. And we have the styling tips right from this new batch of mall-turned-must-have brands that you can cop—and still afford to pay rent.
Dining and shopping may take up a big chunk of our schedules when we're on vacation, but where we lay our heads at night matters a great deal, too. Sometimes, the hotel is the destination.
Since accommodation is an integral element that can make or break a trip, those hotels with rich backstories and swoon-worthy decor read
Bobby pins, hair clips, and hair bands — these are the practical fasteners for hair styling that we've been using since we were kids. They're the glue that holds all our fancy braids, buns, and ponytails together, and just about every girl's got a stash of them at the bottom of a purse or tucked away in a drawer. While read